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If you assume 8 blocks per sq mile, then the number of workers and residents per city block is

1. Miami 11,993 ppl/block      

2. Tampa 7,784, 18.8 bars/block

3. Orlando 4,652, 9.6 bars/block

4. Jax 1,922,  3.4 bars/block

Jacksonville area (and Tampa to much less extent), has water bodies that affected the calculation 

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11 hours ago, tennis32801 said:

If you assume 8 blocks per sq mile, then the number of workers and residents per city block is

1. Miami 11,993 ppl/block      

2. Tampa 7,784, 18.8 bars/block

3. Orlando 4,652, 9.6 bars/block

4. Jax 1,922,  3.4 bars/block

Jacksonville area (and Tampa to much less extent), has water bodies that affected the calculation 

Do we also need to subtract Orlando's lakes in the core?

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An interesting discussion in The Jaxson about historic preservation at the local level and how effective various strategies are across the country.

Downtown Orlando’s historic district gets a nod, but as we know from the demolition of the Jaymont block and Tinker Field, the designation is often toothless.

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/historic-preservation-advocacy-lacking-in-jacksonville/

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Sad news today as Dredrick Snelson announces he’s forgoing his senior year with the Knights and announcing for the NFL draft.

Best of luck as a standout player will soon be the latest to head to the pros. There’s a path to the big show for those that play at the Bounce House. Charge On!

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/ucf-wr-snelson-declares-for-draft-forgoes-senior-year/

From CBS Sports 

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Something I can’t figure out - if you scroll down in this article about Sears there’s a pic of a store in White Plains that’s a lot more interesting than the generic big boxes we have.

I’ve also seen photos of Targets and even JCPenneys in other retail stories with stores whose architecture runs circles around anything we ever get.

The irony is that we have had many fewer store closures than other areas around the country and individual units here do very well relatively speaking.

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/2667949002

From USA Today 

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The LA Rams/Chargers are building a $5 billion stadium complex 3 1/2 times the size of Disneyland but without taxpayer support. Are “free market” hypocrites like the DeVos family who have been feeding at the public trough while decrying government for decades at long last a dying breed?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/the-rams-5-billion-stadium-is-bigger-than-disneyland-it-might-be-perfect-for-la/2019/01/26/7c393898-20c3-11e9-8e21-59a09ff1e2a1_story.html

From the Washington Post

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The folks that run Come Out With PRIDE each year downtown have applied to host World Pride 2026 (this year’s is in NYC).

If we get it, as many as a million fabulous folks could descend on Orlando for the event.

https://bungalower.com/2019/01/29/come-out-with-pride-throwing-fabulous-hat-in-the-ring-for-world-pride-2026/

From Bungalower 

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It has begun - Italy, Europe’s 4th largest economy, has slipped into recession.

Depending on what happens with Brexit between now and the end of March, the rest of Europe may well follow suit (the UK and Germany are already slowing down).

China is also slowing down thanks in part to the trade war and, here at home, some regions like the agricultural midwest are seeing effects from tariffs.

Orlando has escaped the brunt of recessions before when infrastructure growth kept the coffers full. Hopefully, that will be the case this time with so many new projects coming on line in the next 30 months or so.

Stay tuned...

https://amp.businessinsider.com/italy-economy-officially-in-recession-data-shows-02-contraction-2019-1

From Business Insider

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First, it was Boston with the Big Dig. Now, Seattle is taking its turn at reconnecting core areas that planners in the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s heralded as “progress” but in reality ripped the urban fabric to shreds:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/a-look-at-how-transportation-can-transform-a-city/2019/01/31/da8418de-0ec4-11e9-8938-5898adc28fa2_story.html

From the Washington Post 

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That's a cool project that has been going on for YEARS.  I remember reading about it probably about a decade ago. Huge project. 

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On ‎2‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 6:30 PM, spenser1058 said:

First, it was Boston with the Big Dig. Now, Seattle is taking its turn at reconnecting core areas that planners in the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s heralded as “progress” but in reality ripped the urban fabric to shreds:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/a-look-at-how-transportation-can-transform-a-city/2019/01/31/da8418de-0ec4-11e9-8938-5898adc28fa2_story.html

From the Washington Post 

I have friends in Seattle that take this route on the AWV every day.  Obviously, they aren't now.  The locals have been prepped for years on it.  A lot of people hate it.  A lot of people love it.  But in the end, like almost every other painful transportation project, they will fade into the rearview mirror as time passes and it just becomes how it is.

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5 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

Financial results for the Mouse’s 1st quarter (Oct-Dec) were strong as we await Walt Disney World’s most significant addition in over 20 years at DHS this fall:

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/02/05/disney-earnings-q1-2019.html

From CNBC 

I’ll miss the days of leisurely strollling around DHS, even if it’s seen better days (well, much better days).  Will be interesting to see how Disney handles the onslaught of crowds heading to DHS — seems almost impossible to relegate the masses in such a small park with few attractions.

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* Hears crickets and looks around the room to see where everyone went. Seeing no one, wonders if I’ve accidentally ended up in SSC*

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